The Gumpathon nears it's end! The team have almost completed their challenge, but have you donated and helped them achieve their goal of raising 1 million?
The Gumpathon is the brain-child of Colour Sergeant Damian Todd; Royal Marine who, after watching the film Forrest Gump in 1994 thought that running across America seemed like an interesting idea. After ten years of thinking about it, in 2008 Damian found a reason to put his plan into action when a close friend Mark Ormrod was left with serious permanent disability following his tour in Afghanistan. Mark became the first triple amputee of the war after stepping on a land mine.
On the bog Cpl Lloyd Fenner RM writes "In terms of running our darkest days are behind us, the 80+ mile days are over and only 60 to 70 mile days remain which is great news for me and the other runners. To be quite honest with you we are all injured in some way or another running at altitude hasn’t been the most pleasant and the running days are merging into one, 5 miles feels like 10, 10 miles feel like 20 and so on. However spirit, humour and determination remain high, as I said in a previous blog the pain of running 3530 miles is a blessing and privilege compared to the everyday lives of the people we are trying to help, I never forget that."
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